The quote is from AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona. The bad deal mentioned in the quote is the settlement of the K-12 funding lawsuit. More quotes from the Blue Meanie follow.
This tentative settlement is a complete capitulation by the education and child advocacy groups representing the plaintiff school districts in this case. It is a breach of ethics owed to their clients, and a breach of the moral obligation owed to the children of Arizona. They are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They should be ashamed for having agreed to such a bad deal.
One commenter described this situation as similar to "battered spouse syndrome." They are trying to please their abuser to make the abuse stop. We all know how this ends.